Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wild Blueberry Cupcakes

When I worked as a guide in Denali National Park I didn’t own a single pair of pants that didn’t have a blueberry stain on them somewhere. It probably didn’t help that two of my favorite activities were berry picking and the tundra nap. I always though it would be great to use the blueberries to make a dye for yarn and t-shirts. The color is just beautiful, I just never had enough willpower not to eat them all instead. These cupcakes made with blueberry puree allow you to enjoy the beautiful color of the squashed berries without sacrificing the eating part. You will have to tell people that they are all natural, the color is quite dramatic as is the intense blueberry flavor. These really are cupcakes, soft and smooth, not resembling a blueberry muffin at all (in a good way).  I was thrilled with the results and can’t wait to make them again.
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